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At fifteen, Amanda de Cadenet, an aspiring model, was selected to be the host of two popular UK television shows. By eighteen, she was one of the most famous celebrities in England, dating Duran Duran guitarist John Taylor (fourteen years her senior) and making tabloid headlines with her hard-partying, wild child exploits. But the party came to a crashing end when, at eighAt fifteen, Amanda de Cadenet, an aspiring model, was selected to be the host of two popular UK television shows. By eighteen, she was one of the most famous celebrities in England, dating Duran Duran guitarist John Taylor (fourteen years her senior) and making tabloid headlines with her hard-partying, wild child exploits. But the party came to a crashing end when, at eighteen, Amanda became the new face of teen pregnancy. Vowing to change her life, she moved to Los Angeles and began building a career as a photographer and CEO of her own multimedia company. Having been the target of paparazzi and tabloid headlines throughout her youth, her mission-driven business became centered on the idea of promoting women's voices and championing body-positive images of women. Today, through The Conversation, she engages celebrities and other notable women-including Hillary Clinton, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jane Fonda, Lady Gaga, and Caitlin Moran-in no-holds-barred exchanges about what it means to be a woman today. In It's Messy, Amanda offers listeners an extension of the conversations she's had with hundreds of woman through The Conversation as well as an inside look at her own journey through the London and Hollywood power scene. In her own uniquely edgy, irreverent, and provocative voice, she tackles uncomfortable yet familiar topics: ambivalence about motherhood; marriage; sex and body image; and how the media influences our expectations of ourselves as mothers, wives, and professionals. Through it all, Amanda offers an original perspective as a feminist on the front lines of celebrity culture....

Title : It's Messy: On Boys, Boobs, and Badass Women
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ISBN : 9781538417720
Format Type : Audio CD
Number of Pages : 598 Pages
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It's Messy: On Boys, Boobs, and Badass Women Reviews

  • M
    2019-02-19 05:56

    Welcome to the White Rich Privileged Club! Aunque siempre es interesante leer las crónicas de una mujer resuelta, el nivel de privilegio que se respira de cada una de sus anécdotas acaba haciéndote chirriar los dientes de forma sonora.(view spoiler)[Amanda de Cadenet tuvo que abandonar su acaudalado sueldo en Londres y mudarse a L.A. donde, no sólo encontró trabajo de fotógrafa para grandes marcas (¿¿Cómo??) sino que se casó con un guitarrista de una banda famosa. Pobre Amanda, los abusos de la droga que tuvo que sufrir mientras encontraba un trabajo tras otro para pagársela. Ha pasado por momentos chungos, suerte que sus amigas se podían quedar en su GUESTHOUSE todo el tiempo que fuera para ayudarla. Si las cosas se ponen muy muy MUY jodidas, se va al tráiler de los 50 que se compró y remodeló y tiene aparcado enfrente de su casa para solazarse. Y pobre del funcionario que se atreva a multarla por ello.Su mejor amiga es Gwyneth Paltrow. Supongo que no debería extrañarme todo esto. (hide spoiler)]Que conste que cuenta cosas interesantes. Tiene gracia, mucha cara y las cosas claras, así que puedes leer sobre depresión post-parto, relaciones tóxicas y aceptación del propio cuerpo de manera amena. Puede ser un libro divertido e instructivo si no llevara ya bastante auto-instrucción de casa y nada de lo que cuenta me impresionara demasiado.

  • Jeni
    2019-01-22 04:54

    A must read for every woman striving to be better!I’ll admit, I have been a reluctant observer of Amanda’s, mostly due to the fact the she married my teenage crush and then subsequently divorced him. However, something told me to read this book, and I know that I will forever be grateful that I did. Her insights and revelations about being a woman on every level resonated with me deeply. She touches on everything that affects us, from motherhood, marriage, losing yourself and then finding yourself again, girlfriends, careers, honoring your gifts and finding your voice. I have no doubt that I will pick up this book again and again. It serves as a reminder that I am not alone in the challenge of navigating this life as a woman, and that we need to be kind to each other and more importantly, ourselves. Thank you Amanda!